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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

 Ex-Guantanamo inmate tells of Koran abuse

The final chapter of the Koran-flushing story has not yet been written:
A Russian citizen released last year from Guantanamo Bay prison said on Tuesday U.S. guards at the camp regularly threw copies of the Koran into toilets.

Earlier this month, the U.S. military described cases of "mishandling" of a Koran by U.S. personnel at the naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including splashing it with urine and kicking it.

"In Cuba, they used to take them (the Koran) and throw them, take them and throw them, into lavatories or elsewhere. It happened regularly and this was to provoke protests," Airat Vakhitov, told reporters.

"In the summer of 2003, there was a big hunger strike, which 300 people took part in, over the abuse of the Koran."


Blogger Dave S. said...

I thought this was a godless blog. When did you suddenly develop a reverence for the Koran?

8:48 AM  
Blogger Nanovirus said...

(1) This is not a godless blog, but rather a humanist one. In fact, if you check out AtheistOnline.com, Nanovirus is categorized as "off topic". While I am personally an atheist, there are non-atheist humanists whose writings and actions have value. I try to include them here.

(2) I revere nothing. And I don't mean that in the Buddist sense.

(3) All religious viewpoints will be treated equally here, and I do mean ALL. I give as much credibility to Catholicism as I do to Islam, Wicca and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

(4) The story in question was political, not religious. The Bush administration has a knack for lying badly and often.

Thanks for your inquiry.

9:16 AM  

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